Archive - Aug 2, 2012 - News Article
MULLEN - - A big celebration will continue throughout the weekend in Mullen, as Hooker County celebrates 125 years of history, and the 100th
birthday of the Hooker County Courthouse.
The theme of the 2012 Hooker County Fair, the year that marks these two huge milestones, is âBack to the Future.â And the fair board has gone all out with a full slate of activities through Sunday. The celebration in Mullen has been going on all week, with swimming events, a bicycle rodeo, animal show and movie in the park.
A two-vehicle accident late Wednesday morning west of Arnold claimed the life of an Arnold man. Rod Watson, 64 of Arnold, was pronounced dead at the scene.
So far, so good.
The Broken Bow Wind Project now has 36 of the 50 towers âtopped offâ which means the towers are up, generators are up and the blades are attached. According to site manager Bart Richardson, the remaining 14 are expected to be finished by Aug. 15.
Once all of the wind towers are topped, next comes the wiring, general alignment and mechanical completion. It is hoped that the electrical
infrastructure will be ready to go by the second week of September. At that point they will be ready to energize.
The fair is kicking off this week, but the fairgrounds donât look this good by accident. Leon Meyer and his crew; Bill Shirkey Jr., Roger Hodge,
Rachel Cunningham and Tom Shirkey, have been fixing up the fair grounds for more than a month.
On the 4-H, FFA side, Colleen Peterson, Troy Walz, Jessye Goertz and their crew have been doing the same. âThe buildings donât get clean by themselves,â said Peterson. âWe have a schedule of what has to be finished each day to be ready on time.â
Ellen Ruth Headden was born in Mt. Vernon, NewYork, July 23, 1918. John Wesley Churchill was born Feb. 11, 1920, in New York City. On Aug. 1, 1942, the two became husband and wife and began their married life together - a life that has now spanned 70 years.
Friends and family gathered at Off Broadway in Broken Bow Sunday afternoon, July 29, to wish the Churchillâs a happy 70th wedding anniversary - a feat few couples accomplish. But then these two people have a history of a strong resolve that sets them apart.